President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday morning signed the Statistics (Amendment) Bill and the Accreditation Service Bill into law before leaving for Nakuru.
The Statistics (Amendment) Bill was adopted to streamline information management at both the county and national government levels.
Under the law, the county and national governments will ensure that data is not only accurately collected, but also processed.
The processing of data will be expected to meet the best practices and standards as stipulated internationally. The new development means that the mandate of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has been expanded.
Following the assent to the new law, KNBS will be tasked with the management of accreditation services not only at the national but also county level.
The new law establishes the Kenya National Accreditation Service as the sole national agency charged with the responsibility of managing accreditation services in the country.
“The Statistics (Amendment) Act aims at streamlining the management of statistical information at national and county levels by ensuring data collection and processing is conducted in accordance with international best practices and standards,” tweeted State House.
"The new Accreditation Service Act establishes a robust framework for the establishment of an internationally recognized accreditation system aimed at boosting international recognition of Kenyan products," State House said.